Critical Language Scholarship Program | Alumni Photo Contest

Alumni Photo Contest

The 2023 CLS Alumni Photo Contest is now closed. Thank you to all 2023 alumni who submitted entries. Please check back in early January for the announcement of photo contest winners.

Each entry should fall into one of five categories:

  • Mutual Understanding
  • Language Learning in Action
  • Language Partner, Roommate or Host Family Connection
  • Overcoming Challenges and Accomplishments
  • Group Bonding Moment

Photos should be accompanied by a thoughtful caption (no more than 150 words) that explains how the photo relates to the category. Please note that alumni will be limited to one photo entry for each category.

Winning entries will be selected by staff of the CLS Program at American Councils for International Education and the U.S. Department of State.

Winning photos will be selected based on visual impact, content/composition, technical quality, and thoughtfulness of written captions. Photos must be high quality JPEGs and may not exceed 10MB in size.

You will need to complete this form for each photo you would like to submit. Selected photos and their captions will be used for special edition CLS postcards. Winning photos and honorable mentions will also be featured on CLS Program social media. In addition, any photo submitted may be used in other CLS Program promotional materials.